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New Lazy Phone ad from Motorola focuses on Touchless Control feature on the Motorola Moto X

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New Lazy Phone ad from Motorola focuses on Touchless Control feature on the Motorola Moto X
The Lazy Phone series of ads from Motorola might be some of the most original and entertaining smartphone ads to come down the pike since Microsoft's Don't Fight, Switch spots. With TJ Miller portraying your lazy phone, everything seems true to life. Motorola sent us out a preview of the next ad in the series, which is now on YouTube.

Jared is your normal guy, behind the wheel of his car when the gas gauge reads empty. So he tries to wake up Miller (who, remember, is your Lazy smartphone) and asks the search engine where the nearest gas station is. First, your lazy phone needs to figure out where you are, and secondly, it incorrectly confuses gas for glass. That kind of mistake can happen with any verbal search, right?

When the phone ends up between two seat cushions, Jared weaves on the road trying to grab his phone, but ends up in a lake. Just then, a Motorola Moto X user (with his handset neatly put up on the car dock) drives by, using Touchless Control to have his phone look up a towing outfit. What we like about the ad is that it shows you one of the phone's new features in a humorous way, while also pointing out why this new feature is so important to you.

source: Motorola

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posted on 26 Sep 2013, 02:17 10

1. Sniggly (Posts: 7177; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

I'm sorry, but I just gotta share this because it made me laugh. My Mini was sitting next to me when I was watching this ad, and when the second guy in the car said "Okay Google Now" and gave the command my phone actually picked up on it, since the guy's voice is pretty close to my own!

And yes, the ad itself was also funny.

posted on 26 Sep 2013, 05:41 1

5. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 1259; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)

The ad was funny, but your phone turning on was hilarious.
Now we are going to see "performance artists" (aka "assholes") standing on busy street corners using different voices to shout "Okay, Google Now, search Japanese pillow porn." I'll be keeping SafeSearch checked on mine, just in case.

posted on 26 Sep 2013, 13:38

6. SupermanayrB (Posts: 204; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)

My co-worker & I were talking about that with the Moto X. Our store demo is programmed to my voice so it hasn't worked with anyone else, but as soon as I say, "Okay, Google Now..." he says look up midget lesbos. LOL.

posted on 26 Sep 2013, 14:01

7. Sniggly (Posts: 7177; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

We were lucky enough to get w store demo preprogrammed to accept anyone's voice for demo purposes. It is hilarious to have my phone and the Moto X next to each other and see how fast they each give results back.

posted on 26 Sep 2013, 02:38 1

2. sniperdroid (Posts: 125; Member since: 23 May 2013)

LOL!! I've never laughed so hard. "What do you need glass for?"

posted on 26 Sep 2013, 03:57 1

3. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 1997; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)

...was they using apple maps?? I didnt get it? Ha

posted on 26 Sep 2013, 04:41 1

4. Donkorvleone (Posts: 18; Member since: 30 May 2013)

Wow Stiffmeister is using a Motorola!:D

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